getting a brief reprieve from bitter midwest temps while attending a convention in southern california is a welcome change. but holy cow something has been throttling my sinuses since I arrived and sure enough alder and cedar/juniper pollen levels have cranked the pollen index to nearly the max. typically, I might take less drastic measures, but I’m going straight for military grade relief ( that’s the claritin -d you can only get behind the counter after showing ID and being checked into a database to track if you’re buying enough to make meth ) to head this off at the pass ( to mix a metaphor, badly ). I can get sinus infection/bronchitis at the drop of a hat. One of each and a stiff cup of coffee and I’m READY TO GO!